Alois (pronounced "Al-wah") Kreidl was a maker of scientific instruments in Prague, Czechoslovakia. A price catalog dated 1900 described him as "K.K. Priv. Fabrik Wissenschaftlicher Instrumenten, Apparate und Präparate für Chemie, Bakteriologie und Mikroskopie" [Royal Imperial licensed manufacturer of scientific instruments, apparatus and preparations for chemistry, bacteriology and microscopy]. He was also a supplier of mineral specimens. The National Museum in Prague obtained ten mineral specimens from him between 1898 and 1916, in particular a fine Capnic gold specimen purchased in 1898 for 40 florins. Lazard Cahn (q.v.) corresponded with him about specimens in 1905-1906.
Personal communication from Jiri Sejkora and Jiri Litochleb, Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, National Museum, Vaclavske nam. 68, CZ-115 79 Praha 1, Czech Republic.
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||A single-barrel vacuum pump and bell jar, with a brass label on the base reading "Alois Kreidl, Prague" (ca. 1900-1920).|